Circus Oz are brining their spanking brand new production, “But Wait…There’s More” to the Civic Theatre in September and we’ll be taking a behind the scenes look at the show all this week.
Circus Oz was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1978. Since then the company has celebrated over three and a half successful decades of international touring, and confirmed its place in the hearts of generations of Australians.
The principles that were the heart of the original Circus Oz philosophy are still reflected in their performances today: collective ownership and creation, gender and cultural equity, a uniquely Australian signature and teamwork.
Back in the late ‘70s, the founding members of Circus Oz loved the skills and tricks of traditional circus but wanted to make a new sort of show that a contemporary audience could relate to, adding elements of rock’n’roll, popular theatre and satire. They created a show that was funny, irreverent and spectacular, a celebration of the group as a bunch of multi-skilled individuals, rather than a hierarchy of stars. Above all, they didn’t take themselves too seriously.
The new show coming to Newcastle’s Civic Theatre on September 12 and 13 is an astonishing mix of stunt- jumping acrobatics, cutting-edge juggling, virtuosic unicycling, elegant trapeze flying, the exciting rou Cyr rim, cheeky impersonations, ridiculous knockabout and multi-skilled human physical exuberance. “But Wait…There’s More” uses circus to satirise the rising tide of information, speed, consumerism, visual pollution, television, the ‘net and today’s manic fast-paced lifestyles. All of this is entwined within original music performed by Circus Oz’s live and ridiculously acrobatic band.
Audiences can expect two hours of breathtaking agility, death- defying stunts, awe-inspiring acrobatic performances, irreverent comedy and a spectacular live band.
All this week Newcastle Live will be going behind the scenes of the production to give you a personalised look at what makes the performers and the company tick.
We highly urge you to secure your tickets now before the scheduled performances sell out. Performances are on 7.30pm Friday the 12th of September and at 2pm & 7.30pm on Saturday 13th September. Tickets can be purchased via ticketek.com.au
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